Lit Unpopular EU opinions

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Team Padme, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    I despise TCW, but also see the good in him in the PT, especially thanks to Labyrinth of Evil, so I have no qualms about despising TCW. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who actually likes the PT.
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  2. _Catherine_ Force Ghost

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    If PT is the new abbreviation for "select prequel-era EU," you can count me as a fan as well.
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  3. SkywalkerSquadron Jedi Grand Master

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    My unpopular EU opinion is that FOTJ is one of the best EU series written so far.
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  4. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Don't get all farkled, they're not all borked.
  5. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    My unpopular opinion? I enjoy the EU far, far more than the PT and the CWAS.
  6. fett 4 Chosen One

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    Didn't they go the other direction with the age thing with Jake Lloyd actually 6 years old ? I also think having him a bit older would have been more sensible for plot and audiences purposes. They could have used the same actor for one. Imagine if in ANH Luke is 9 years old then when ESB happens 10 years later Mark Hamil shows up!

    I agree about the NJO though I think it's as much about the different authors each had there own take on the Jedi and how they write it and when they started it they had no clear idea about the Jedi.

    I agree about not needing the Jedi to be uber.

    I agree again about Obi-wan though he is still great. Jumping into the middle of a bunch of killer robots going hello there seems a bit silly.

    As for swear words oh poodu ;)

    Again I agree
  7. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    I think he was 8 when they started, 9 when they did some reshoots.
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  8. fistofan1 Force Ghost

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    I like Children of the Jedi, and Planet of Twilight is one of my favorite SW novels. That's pretty much it... other than the fact that I actually like the EU. :p
  9. DarthJenari Force Ghost

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    @ I agree, though I haven't yet read Deceived.

    @ezekiel22x depends on who you're talking to I think, as i've come across many movie lovers and TCW haters who think the opposite.
  10. Jedi Comedian Jedi Grand Master

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    Some of mine:

    Mandalorians are more interesting post-TCW than in the Karen Traviss era. "Fractured society with duelling ideologies" is cooler than "OMG, we are all teh badass!!!111!!!" Heck, I preferred Mandalorians when Kreia was right, and Jango was the last of them.

    I have no interest in seeing characters in another era re-enacting the OT.

    Furthermore, I want the EU to expand on the characters and events I love from the films. If I'm reading about some random plebs milling about with glowy swords and spaceships, is it really Star Wars?

    Opinions about the movies don't count as EU opinions.

    An opinion isn't unpopular just because at one point, someone somewhere disagreed with you.
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  11. TheYankee Force Ghost

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    That's unpopular? Beginning to think that's the norm.


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  12. _Catherine_ Force Ghost

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  13. MercenaryAce Force Ghost

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    Indeed. I feel that liking TCW is the unpopular opinion around here.

    That was never true - the Mandolorians revival was established long before Kreia or even Jango existed.
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  14. TheYankee Force Ghost

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    Yeah... I'm one of them. I am no fan of TCW. The only redeeming quality is the fact that Anakin seems like a genuine good guy, which you would never have guessed from the PT.
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  15. _Catherine_ Force Ghost

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    It was true for about twenty years, from Galidraan to Geonosis. Spar didn't bring the Mandalorians back until after Jango was already dead. But now I guess everyone is a Mandalorian and they were never extinct to begin with so w/e.
  16. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    I still prefer to think that "the shell of their armour on the shell of a man" refers to the (Mandalorian inspired, at least pre-TOR) clone armour on Jango's clones, with the stuff about them being "too easily slain by Jedi" a Traviss-style accusation that the Jedi are unprincipled and using them as cannon fodder.
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  17. _Catherine_ Force Ghost

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    That could have worked too. Oh well, maybe in the next continuity.
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  18. MercenaryAce Force Ghost

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    Aw. Well, that's different, in which case I do agree with you. It was better when the Mandolorians spent at least some time being gone, and their revival was an important event.

    I especially wish that the Mandolorian Armor = Boba Fett thing during the OT era was still true.
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  19. jedimaster203 Force Ghost

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    My unpopular opinion:

    I don't like Luceno. I find his work bland (though I admit he's decent at creating stories), I just can't being myself to read his stuff with enthusiasm.
  20. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    My unpopular opinion: K'krukh's hat is ugly. Perhaps that's the secret to its power.
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  21. Manisphere Force Ghost

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    I still want a Boba Fett novel from Karen Traviss.
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  22. MistrX Force Ghost

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    I love JJM and think he might be the best world builder in the EU, but I think KOTOR lost its way after Vindication.
  23. 16AndPregnant Jedi Knight

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    Weren't the Jango Fett: Open Seasons comics and Star Wars: Bounty Hunter video game made before KOTOR2? Not to mention Boba Fett? I hope you didn't really expect her fortune telling to be 100% accurate.

    And explain the second statement that I put in bold.
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  24. windu4 Force Ghost

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    I find some of the EU books difficult to read because the prose is so stilted.
  25. Jedi Comedian Jedi Grand Master

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    Open Seasons and the Bounty Hunter game both show all the Mandalorians who aren't Jango getting killed, so I'm not sure what your point is.

    |Well, under this approach, he's not a true Mando. He gets some of the culture from Jango, but essentially he's a pretender. Same for the Mandalorian revival shown in Marvel. The important thing is that the line of Mandos from the TotJ comics ends with Jango.

    I couldn't care less about Kreia's rate of accuracy. I just found that depiction of Mandalorians (and Jango, for that matter) to be more interesting than what Karen Traviss gave us.

    I have no interest in stories that rehash the general structure and character roles of the original Star Wars trilogy (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi). This goes double for stories where the main draw is the setting being many years in the past or future.

    Examples would include the first KotOR game and the Legacy comics,
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